Tuesday , 20 November 2018
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Commentary

Strengthening the RTI Act

BY SUSHIL KUMAR JAIN
THE  chief of the Right to Information Commission wants more power to make the Act more effective. There are many lacunae. For instance, a man asks to see various bank records to ascertain evidence that his wife, who works at the bank, is having an affair with another employee.

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Boss is Watching

A CLOSED-CIRCUIT television (CCTV) camera keeping surveillance on the employees and workforce of the state government is pervasive surveillance. During the last decade there has been an unprecedented growth in CCTV use in schools, business establishments, government offices, public places and busy streets.

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Lessons from Mangalore

THE apprehensions of the Vimana Nildana Vistharana Virodhi Samithi (Local Communities Alliance Against Airport Expansion), Bajpe and the Environment Support Group (ESG) have vindicated with the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Praful Patel coming out with the proposal to increase the length of runway from the present 8000 feet to 9000 feet.

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Redefining Energy Security for India

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE CM of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat as the chairman of the selection committee made the right choice in recommending Dr Anil Kakodkar as the first recipient of the ‘Gomantvibhushan’ award. He showed statesmanship in inviting all the three MPs and the Leader of the Opposition to share the platform–thus rising above petty power politics.

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Pure Act of Terrorism

FRIDAY’S derailment of Gyaneshwari Express in West Bengal in which at least 141 lost their lives is a pure case of cold blooded murder of innocent people by the leaders and activists of Communist Party of India (Maoists).

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Baina Beach Summer Festival
RECENTLY, a few weeks ago, the MMC had organized a 5-day entertainment programme at Baina beach for the citizens of Vasco. However, although this annual short term entertainment is welcomed and always appreciated by Vascoites, sadly, it only leaves them hungry for more.

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